Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off the Angels'...

Curtis Granderson hits a two-run home run off the Angels' Tyler Chatwood in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium to tie the score at 2. It was Granderson's 32nd home run of the season. (Aug. 11, 2011) Credit: John Dunn

Curtis Granderson's sixth-inning homer was his fourth in the last three games and his career-high 32nd. Still, he insists he doesn't consider himself a home run hitter and didn't think it was gone when he hit it. "I thought it was an out right away," he said. "But then looking at the flags through the course of the game, the wind was really blowing."

Granderson, who leads the majors in runs (105) and RBIs (93), started 2011 batting eighth, was moved into the No. 2 hole and recently has been hitting third. "I hadn't been in the bottom of the lineup much in my career, but at the same time, you have to look at the guys batting ahead of you," he said when asked if he is happier batting in the middle of the lineup.

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